Dare to go to depths previously unexplored and discover the world of lost, historic shipwrecks – all without getting wet! Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure takes adventurers back in time and miles under the sea. From gold coins, to silver ingots and priceless artifacts, it’s the most remarkable find on dry land.
Showcasing Odyssey Marine Exploration’s world-class archaeological work in the deep ocean, the Shipwreck! exhibit contains over 500 authentic shipwreck artifacts from some of the world’s most fascinating shipwrecks. Recovered by Odyssey in the Atlantic Ocean, English Channel and Mediterranean Sea, the exhibit takes visitors on a voyage through more than 2,000 years of seafaring history.
The fascinating story of one of America’s most famous shipwrecks, the Civil War-era SS Republic, is the highlight of the exhibit. The Republic’s vivid history is brought to life by the wide variety of treasure and first-hand accounts from the passengers aboard the Republic during her final stormy journey.
Filled with interactive games and challenges, Shipwreck! allows visitors to experience the thrill of shipwreck exploration while investigating some of the world’s greatest maritime stories. Guests can test their skills by attempting to pick up artifacts with a working model of ZEUS’ robotic arm.
The exhibit is the product of years of research and more than one hundred million dollars invested in deep-ocean exploration discovering shipwreck treasures once believed lost forever. These stories and artifacts offer insight and a physical connection to the world as it was hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
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Source: The Durham Museum